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Candelarìa, Paris’s first Mexican taqueria


Mexican Speakeasy in Le Marais

52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris

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Look past the small taco stand serving some of Paris’s best Mexican fare and you’ll find a nondescript door. Where does it lead, you wonder? Step through this secret portal and you’ll enter one of Paris’s coolest bars.

Opened in 2011, Candelarìa is Paris’s first Mexican taqueria with a world-class bar serving up craft cocktails. La Guèpe Verte is one of their classics and pairs oh-so-well with chips and salsa. Their drinks are sure to deepen your love of agave spirits and will most likely leave you with a new appreciation for the margarita.

Although it’s a speakeasy, this bar is certainly no secret. It even landed on the list of The World’s 50 Best Bars for 2022, and as they don’t take reservations, you can almost always expect a crowd.

As for the food, you can feast on a plate of homemade tacos with a side of guacamole — if you can find a table that is! If you can’t get a table on the spot, make reservations for their weekend brunch, where you can come early and stay late!

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Le Marais
Haut Marais
Métro Ⓜ
Filles du Cavaire
52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun: 18:00-02:00

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